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Mid. East / Lebanon Cease-Fire / Israel / Arab Delegation At Geneva #254323

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 1977
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(Studio) Fighting in south Lebanon, with Israeli involvement, dies down with ceasefire agreement between Christians and Palestinians. Following report cleared Israeli censorship.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Israel) Christians'and Israelis' attitude toward cease-fire noted; there's concern that Palestinians will attack Christian villages now that Israeli troops are removed. Films of Israeli troop removal shown; this is what censors stopped in previous reports Apparently Israeli troop function was to protect women and children in villages while men fighting. Terms of cease-fire cited; is agreed to by Lebanon, Syria and Israel. Israeli soldier and Christian commander, Major Saad Haddad bid each other farewell. [SOLDIER - salutes Haddad.] [HADDAD - thanks soldier for Israelis' help.] Moments before cease-fire to go into effect, USSR -made rockets shell Israeli border towns of Kiryat Shmona and Safad. Israeli troops will remain at border, ready to return to Lebanon at 1st sound of Palestinian guns.

(Studio) Over wkend., State Department applauded Israel's acceptance of US proposal with regard to pan-Arab delegation, include Palestinians, at Geneva. Today at UN,Secretary Vance says certain Israeli conditions, presumably unwillingness to deal with PLO, don't accurately reflect Department position.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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